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He went on the rap sheet as Shakespeare, Will And in mitigation he simply said, ‘Nil.’ Male escorts earned plenty He’d charge half of twenty They nicknamed him ‘Ten Dollar Bill.’ *
[Hey, it’s a Limerick… please excuse any geographical inaccuracies]

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Date: 1/11/2022 3:20:00 PM
haha, I really like this, Terry. check out my small revision on the "new" poem. I wonder if I even stand a chance.
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Terry Flood
Date: 1/11/2022 3:44:00 PM
Thankyou, Andrea. Glad you enjoyed my little ‘Muse gap’ filler. As for your revised gem for the ‘new’ contest… gave me a good chuckle so reckon you’re in with a shout. Terry
Date: 1/10/2022 3:36:00 PM
ha! very clever, terry! i think shakespeare himself would have approved...
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Date: 1/11/2022 3:45:00 PM
Thanks, Ilene. He’d probably be livid that I’ve besmirched his reputation… or maybe in 2022, I’ve enhanced it. Terry
Date: 1/10/2022 7:47:00 AM
It certainly is a limerick...and a good one at that and with a tenuous tie in to Shakespeare...BRAVO
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Date: 1/10/2022 11:22:00 AM
Tenuous being the operative word, John. I might have used Bill Clinton but I’ve never heard him referred to as Will and I hate rhyming a word with itself… ie, Bill with Bill. So Shakespeare got the gig. It’s not widely known that Shakespeare took a gap year to explore the new world… honest guv… why would I lie? Ha ha, cheers, John. Terry.
Date: 1/10/2022 5:14:00 AM
Shame it was hundreds of years before he made any money lol. Tom
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Date: 1/10/2022 5:24:00 AM
Well, he could have splashed out on a new wig. Cheers Tom. Terry
Date: 1/10/2022 4:02:00 AM
VERY witty!! I've not a fan of the bard but think he would have appreciated the humour here xx
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Date: 1/10/2022 5:25:00 AM
Choc a block with historical and geographical inaccuracies… but it still made me chuckle. Glad you enjoyed, Jan. Terry